Today’s memorial of St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle is a special day for me as the very first school at which I taught was a great little La Sallian school – Justin-Siena High School in the beautiful Napa Valley.
It’s another Sunday night and if you’re like me – YOU DON’T HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW! Sorry to “shout” there, but it’s always nice to enjoy a Sunday night without the preoccupation of having to prepare to teach on Monday morning.
Enjoy these links and take a look into the crystal ball to see the future of technology:
Am I a creative teacher? Are you one? Check out this post which lists the “3 Seeds of a Creative Classroom”
I’m certainly not artistically creative nor can I compose music or play an instrument. I’m a decent actor and I can write pretty well (although I prefer writing essays to fiction “creative” writing). Yet I can’t build, repair, sculpt or paint to save my life.
I do think I’m a rather creative teacher. I’m not an off-the-wall, something different every day, surprises galore kind of teacher like the memorable, yet fictional, Mr. Jupiter in the “Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary” my 11 year-old daughter and I recently read together. I do strive to create lessons and activities which will invite my students to stretch and grow as they learn. I like to try new technology which will enhance either the process of learning or the way my students communicate their learning to me and their classmates. And, I’m not afraid to flop if something doesn’t work quite the way that I hoped!
I like the sound of this “21 Day Teacher Empowerment Challenge”. There’s a fee for participation ($21) which might be off-set by my school’s PD fund. If I jump into it, I’ll let you know how it goes and what I learn.